INVICTUS: The Jungle That Made Me by Nidhie Sharma [BOOK REVIEW]


Six children
One treacherous jungle
A gripping story of resilience

Tawang, 10,000 feet above sea level and home to a remote Indian military base at the Indo-China border, is abuzz. Six army children – the oldest, thirteen, the youngest, six – have been missing since daybreak in the surrounding jungles.

With inclement weather, thick cloud cover, swollen streams raging downwards and lurking predators, the six are facing their hardest test yet. As the daunting jungle slowly unravels its plans, the children must find a way out before sundown.

Set against the harsh and inhospitable terrain of Arunachal Pradesh, Invictus is a compelling first-person account of survival against all odds. 


4.5 stars

The incidents of the story were vividly written that for a moment I felt that I am one of those children. As readers, we got to learn a lot of lessons from the story. I adore the author’s writing style and would love to read more books by her. I would recommend this book to all the readers because one, the plot was very well planned and written and second, it is based on a real story. The fact that six children went missing in the most dangerous jungle gave me chills. It was a fast paced novel and I was amazed by how well the characters were penned. The plot managed to surpass my expectations. Highly recommend it.